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Clarification of computation[edit]

I am not sure whether the statement that Nowruz is the date of the March equinox is true. According to, that would be March 20 in 2018, but Nowruz 2018 is March 21. Could it be that Nowruz is the first FULL day after the March equinox? Sorry if that's a stupid question, my culture uses the Gregorian calendar. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:6B0:2:2801:61E8:EE04:98CB:24E6 (talk) 10:23, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

According to the UN, it's "celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March." Vox notes that it "begins the second the equinox does — so, not just at the stroke of midnight... this year, Nowruz lands in the evening of March 20." The exact time of the equinox and thus the beginning of the celebration will vary depending on where you are; you can find charts online. Happy Nowruz! BlackcurrantTea (talk) 12:02, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Diaspora community celebrations as a new section?[edit]

The reference to the Los Angeles celebration stands out because it is already foot-noted. I'm almost certainly that I had previously posted that the common practice in California is to transliterate the holiday's name using the Tehrani pronunciation, which is Noruz. Straight from Tehrangeles: . Anyhow, I see that the LA Times has indeed adopted the Nowruz transliteration. MichelleInSanMarcos (talk) 01:28, 11 March 2018 (UTC)


I noticed that with some foods, Pashtuns are also mentioned (always together with the Tajiks - that's the hint). It should be noted that while A FEW urban Pashtuns in Afghanistan (but not elsewhere) may have RECENTLY started to celebrate SOME KIND of Nowruz today under the influence of the (Persian) Tajiks, Pashtuns as a whole have never celebrated and do not celebrate this festival, as they have never been part of the Greater Iranian cultural area (similar to e.g. the ethnically Iranian Ossetians). It is therefore not suitable to mention them as this implies that Pashtuns by and large have celebrated Nowruz and that this festival is part of their mainstream culture, which it clearly isn't. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:02, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

All Pashtuns in Afghanistan celebrate Nowroz, no doubt. But in Pakistan, only the Shia Pashtuns in Parachinar, Orakzai Agency, Hangu, etc do so.


please change ((Baloch)) to ((Baloch people|Baloch)) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:541:4500:1760:218:8BFF:FE74:FE4F (talkcontribs)

 Done DRAGON BOOSTER 16:30, 21 March 2018 (UTC)